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Saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, born August in Kansas City, Kans., tried heroin for the first time at Soon, “strangers began showing up.

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Charlie Parker - Bird At St. Nicks On Vinyl LP

Charlie Parker - Bird At St. Nicks On Vinyl LP

Charlie Parker Bird At St. Nicks On Vinyl LP Charlie Parker attracted young musicians like a magnet. Among them was trombonist Jimmy Knepper, who, at a time when tape recording was a brand-new thing,

Miles, 1964.   photo by Jerry Stoll

Miles Davis, Monterey Jazz Festival, One of my all time favorite jazz musicians

Happy Birthday to the great Sonny Rollins

Citing ongoing health issues, saxophone legend Sonny Rollins has canceled all June and July 2013 shows, including his June 22 St.

Chet Baker, Elvis Costello, 1983 London

Originally released in by Robert Wyatt, Elvis late recorded his anti-Falklands War song ‘Shipbuilding’ for his own album Punch The Clock featuring the mournful, muted trumpet of jazz legend, Chet Baker. Here they are at the Clive Langer-produced session.

Drummer Sven Bolheim (left), Max Roach (center) and Charlie Parker , Paris, 1949

tornandfrayed: “Drummer Sven Bolheim (left) enjoys the playful interaction between Max Roach (center) and Charlie Parker at the International Jazz Festival in Paris, 1949 (Bettmann/Corbis).

Charlie "Bird" Parker

& you learn the instrument, then you learn the music, then you forget all that shit and just play.

Trumpeter Charlie Shavers and saxophonist Flip Phillips deserve much greater acknowledgment after their work on these sessions. Description from allaboutjazz.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker in performance

Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker in performance portrait 1954 Photo Eliot Elisofon